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Fun Ways to Promote Advocacy

In the Fall, the cooler temperatures bring a large number of outdoor events to the Triangle area. Some of the most rewarding and memorable events are fundraisers for different charities and advocacy groups. Tis the season that many causes that are near and dear to our hearts host an event, such as a run or […]


Sensory Integration Tools for School Aged Children

If your sensory seeking child is having difficulty sitting still at school, you may want to try some of these tools. For children in kindergarten and above, their typical school day is structured with lots of time sitting still at their table or desk. This can be difficult for the sensory seeking child, as they […]

Back-to-School Tips for Unique Students and their Parents

Love it or hate it, back-to-school time is here again. All parents feel a little nervous when their child begins a new school year, and most kids do too. There are many unknowns in store during the first days and weeks of a new school year. For children who have special needs and their parents, […]

Tips for Navigating a Hospital Stay with your Child

Many of our kids with special needs have physical conditions that will require surgery or a hospital stay at some point. The prospect of a trip to the hospital is sure to unnerve most parents. Often our feelings are mixed; we are anxious about the surgery or hospital procedures, but anticipate with hope that it […]

10 Wishes for My Child with Special Needs

Parents who raise children with special needs have a lot of hopes and dreams for the future. I have four children and two of them have special needs. My dreams for my kids may be different from yours, and that’s ok. My hope is that this blog inspires you to dream big for your child […]

Smart Investments for at Home Therapy Equipment for your Preschool Aged Child

Purchasing therapy equipment to have at home can add up fast. Here are a few of my go-to items that are reasonably priced and will give you the most “bang for your buck” in my opinion. All of the items listed are generally best suited for sensory seeking children who need a lot of movement […]

One of the many stressors parents of children with special-needs experience is taking their child into public places. Often, an outing is anything but easy just due to the nature of their child’s abilities, disabilities, temperament, and other factors. But the very worst part for many parents (myself included) is the unsupportive and sometimes judgmental […]

It’s summer time and many families enjoy getting away for a family vacation. If you have a child with special-needs, however, you know that sometimes getting away is much easier said than done. Disrupted sleep, different schedules, and unfamiliar places and foods can be a huge stressor for children with disabilities. With some careful planning, […]

Have you been told by your child’s therapist that they are working on his sense of proprioception? Sometimes this term is thrown around by therapists and many parents aren’t sure what it means. A simple explanation of the sense of proprioception is the body’s ability to sense itself and where it is in space. This […]

Sensory integration tools to make at home using balloons, rice, and socks for under $10!

-Balloon fidget This is a great tool to make at home for your school aged child who wants something to fidget with their hands at their desk. It can increase attention in the classroom and it’s not noisy so it won’t disturb other students. Have your child help make it by picking out the balloon. […]

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